Scholarships and Fellowships

Portraits of Terrence McKenzie, Madeleine Burns, Natalya Burgess, Lesthia Isaacs, and Adrian Guadalupe (L to R) who received scholarships through the UB-Buffalo Partnership Scholars Program.

The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard work. 

  • AAUW's Selected Professions Fellowships

    Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • AIA/AAF Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship

    The AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture.

  • Appraisal Institute Education & Relief Foundation

    The Appraisal Institute’s foundation offers two types of scholarships. One type is awarded on the basis of academic excellence, to help finance the educational endeavors of graduate students concentrating in real estate appraisal, land economics, real estate or allied fields. A second type is for minorities and women students pursuing academic degrees in real estate appraisal or related fields.

  • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program

    The Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program is sponsored by New York State and offers support for historically underrepresented students in graduate programs across the university. Graduate departments nominate individual students for this award, which consists of both a stipend and tuition scholarship. Contact the assistant dean for graduate education, to further discuss the nomination process.

  • Bergmeyer x PAVE Scholarship

    Creative. Connected. Curious. Bergmeyer is a Design Collaborative; inspired through partnership, thoughtfully creative, inherently curious, and driven to fulfill their clients’ needs. They design for their clients’ clients, the people whose lives and experiences are enhanced by their work, by focusing on understanding the end user while delivering on each clients’ vision and return on investment.

    Services include Architecture, Interior Design, Branding, Graphic Design, Strategy. Visual Merchandising, Program Management, Sustainability Consulting, Placemaking, and Event Design + Activation. Markets include Retail, Restaurant, Workplace, Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, Academic, Cultural, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Pop-Up + Temporary Experiences.

    The Bergmeyer Scholarship recognizes and supports leadership potential in interior design, architecture, and graphic design through a $1,500 scholarship and an opportunity to take part in an immersive virtual learning experience with several of the industry’s top designers at Bergmeyer.

    The mission of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is to support students studying in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising; therefore, PAVE has created the Student Scholarship Program to assist students with funds to cover basic needs. In nine years, PAVE’s Scholarship Program has proudly granted over $180,000 to students.

    For more information and application details, visit Bergmeyer online at and follow us on Instagram @bergmeyer_design or LinkedIn @bergmeyer for the latest updates.

  • Bonnie Ott Scholarship Fund

    The Bonnie Ott Scholarship Fund is awarded to University at Buffalo undergraduate or graduate students matriculated in the School of Architecture and Planning. The maximum award amount is equal to one semester of resident tuition (or the corresponding resident tuition for a summer program).

  • Brunkow Fellowship

    The Fred Wallace Brunkow Fellowship was established for the School of Architecture and Planning by Kathryn Brunkow Sample and Steven B. Sample (former president of the University at Buffalo) in 1989. The Brunkow Fellow serves as the editor-in-chief of Intersight, the annual journal of the School of Architecture and Planning.

  • CREW Network Foundation College Scholarships

    The CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network awards $5,000 scholarships each year to women who are enrolled full-time in a real estate program with the intent to pursue a career in commercial real estate.   These scholarships include paid summer internship opportunities, complimentary CREW Network student at-large membership, and complimentary registration to the CREW Network Annual Convention and Marketplace.

  • Durand Scholarship

    The Drs. Henry J. and Bonita R. Durand Scholarship (Durand Scholarship) provides financial support to students matriculated in the Graduate School of Education or in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. This award is intended to assist students who often encounter a host of financial obstacles that can hinder progression towards earning a degree and/or graduating.

  • Eberhard Research Fellowship

    Named after John Eberhard, the founding dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, the Eberhard Research Fellowship extends Eberhard’s ethos and legacy. Each year, the fellowship is awarded to an exceptional, incoming M.Arch student who will conduct impactful architectural research through a master’s thesis and allied coursework.

  • Graduate Fellowships & Scholarships

    Fellowships and scholarships are designed to attract and support graduate students who have exceptional academic records and potential. These prestigious awards generally include a full or partial tuition scholarship, often include a generous stipend and are built to let the student concentrate on coursework and/or research.

    The University at Buffalo maintains an extensive resource for financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships. Please visit UB's graduate fellowship and scholarship web site for all of the up to date general graduate and doctoral scholarships opportunities.

  • Ibrahim and Viviane Jammal Scholarship

    This scholarship for Masters of Urban Planning students is endowed by Ibrahim Jammal, former professor and founder of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and his wife, Viviane. The award encourages MUP students to explore and research issues related to international planning, futures studies or globalization. The Ibrahim and Viviane Jammal fund also supports the annual Jammal Lecture program.

  • International Council of Shopping Centers

    The ICSC Foundation offers several merit and/or need based scholarships with annual awards between $5,000-$10,000, for graduate students who have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in retail real estate. All scholarship recipients receive an industry mentor, complimentary attendance at the ICSC’s annual RECon (the ICSC’s annual convention), and a complimentary ICSC student membership.  Preferences are stated for members of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups, real estate entrepreneurs, and/or students with a demonstrated commitment to their community.

  • International Undergraduate Scholarships

    International students should visit the International Undergraduate Admissions website for more information on available scholarships.

  • NAIOP Diversity Student Scholarships

    NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, offers five $5,000 scholarships to support graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree that will lead to a career in the commercial real estate industry.  Preference will be given to students who have been traditionally under-represented in the commercial real estate field.

    Applicants must be a NAIOP University member in good standing; be a full-time undergraduate student of junior or senior standing or enrolled in an applicable graduate program; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale).  Each award recipient will receive a complimentary registration to the NAIOP Annual Commercial Real Estate Conference.

  • Other University at Buffalo Scholarships

    For information on other merit-based and need-based UB scholarships available to prospective freshmen, transfer students and UB students, please see the Other UB Administered Scholarships page on the Office of Financial Aid website. This office handles continuing eligibility requirements for all Undergraduate Admissions and International Admissions merit scholarships.

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports 30 individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the U.S. The Fellowship provides $20,000 maintenance and half tuition wherever the Fellow attends.

  • Pension Real Estate Association

    PREA awards scholarships to graduate students studying real estate (with an apparent primary emphasis on finance), including scholarships that support the education and professional development of minority students. Average awards are $2,000-$2,500.

  • Undergraduate Scholarships

    The University at Buffalo maintains an extensive resource for financial assistance and scholarships. Please visit UB's Undergraduate Financial Aid web site for all of the up to date scholarships opportunities.

  • Upstate New York SIOR Scholarship

    The SIOR Scholarship in Real Estate Development is awarded annually, and is funded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), a leading commercial real estate association, representing the world's top producing brokers (  This $5,000 annual scholarship provides support for UB graduate students in the real estate development program, enables SIOR to partner with the school and program, supports SIOR’s mission to support education, and grows awareness among students for SIOR and the profession. Scholarship preference will be given to a student contemplating a career in commercial real estate brokerage.

  • Western New York (WNY) Prosperity Fellowship

    The Prosperity Fellowship program is dedicated to supporting promising UB students who are committed to contributing to the economic viability of the WNY Region. The program provides Prosperity Fellows with professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders and the community.  This fellowship program assists graduate students in the School of Architecture and Planning who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region.  Up to $25,000 in scholarship and internship support for an academic year will be awarded to each Fellow based on demonstrated financial need.

  • WNY NAIOP Scholarship

    Awarded annually starting in 2023, this dedicated scholarship is for an incoming full-time student who will be pursuing an MSRED at UB.  In the sum of $3,000, the award represents the generosity of the Upstate Chapter of NAIOP (, and the dedication of its members to the education of the future leaders of the real estate development industry.  The WNY NAIOP Scholar will be named each spring or summer for the next academic year.

  • WNY NYSCAR Scholarship

    Awarded annually starting in 2016, this dedicated scholarship is for an incoming full-time student who will be pursuing an MSRED at UB, with preference given to a student pursuing their degree while employed by a company affiliated with WNY NYSCAR.  In the sum of $4,000, the award represents the generosity of the Western New York chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (, and the dedication of its members to the education of the future leaders of the real estate development industry.  The WNY NYSCAR Scholar will be named each spring for the next academic year.

  • WX Scholars Program

    WX is an organization of New York women executives in real estate. The WX Scholars Program supports bright and talented young women pursuing careers in real estate and related professions in the New York metropolitan area. WX Scholars benefit from education and informative programming and networking events, a mentoring program designed to match scholar recipients with WX mentors and provide them with specific programs and networking opportunities as they enter the workforce, no-cost admission for up to two years to WX events, and need-based financial assistance of up to $10,000.